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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - War Correspondents

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - War Correspondents) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - War Correspondents) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Anzacs Remembered Series

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Three War Correspondents observing military action through binoculars and a telescope

Lettering:
WW1 - WAR CORRESPONDENTS
20

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - War Correspondents) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this coin in a coincard as part of a 14 coin set. The first coin came with a large folding album. The series is called "Anzacs Remembered".


To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.50. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating events of World War 1 that Australians were involved in.

This 20 Cent Coin acknowledges the important work that War Correspondents did during WW1 reporting on the conflict.

A special $1 coin was also produced as part of the set which is very difficult to obtain due to very low mintage. It was issued separately from the 14 coin set and was only obtainable if you were a Rewards Member of News Limited.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  297,015 3.70 UNC in Coincard

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